Hail the Trail by Epic Rides

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Help Muscle Powered build and maintain endless runs of sweet, flowy single-track while at the same time winning a wicked-cool mountain bike. “But how do I perform such wizardry?” you may be asking yourself. Read on, friends…

From the people who brought you the Carson City Off-Road, voted the best domestic mountain bike race in the country at Interbike 2016, comes the best fundraiser in the country (perhaps the world). The Hail the Trail project by Epic Rides gives three lucky riders the chance to win the bike of their dreams.

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  • The Salsa Deadwood is a full-suspension 29er with 3″ tires and a carbon front triangle.

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  • The Ibis Ripley 29 is a full-suspension 29er carbon fiber bike. (Actually, you can pick any Ibis bike if you win.)

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be split evenly between the three trail organizations that support the Off-Road Series that Epic Rides puts on. In Carson City, that trail organization is Muscle Powered. Check out what Master Trail Builder, Jeff Potter along with a few members of the Carson City High School Mountain Biking Team had to say about their hometown trails in this video…

You want to win a wicked-cool mountain bike? You want to support local trail-building efforts? You want to just be a nice person? Go buy some raffle tickets!

Raffle tickets cost only $4 each. Go to https://epicrides.com/hailthetrail/ and get some!

And don’t forget to tell your friends, family, co-workers, and even that annoying neighbor about the Hail the Trail fundraiser.

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Bike to Work Week 2017 Corporate Challenge Results

What a great CC this year! We finally ended the week with beautiful weather.  NV Public Works Spoke Patrol swept the Public category while Carson City Orthodontics won the Mileage and Avg Miles in the Private category.  Allison MacKenzie held on to their Trips for another year.

Thanks to all the teams that made this a fun and fantastic Challenge!

Total Miles  – 3,155.96

Total Trips – 651

Total Calories Burned – 126238.4

CO2 offset by cycling vs. driving (pounds) – 1,669.85

 

The winners of the Bike to Work Week 2017 Corporate Challenge are;

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Max Miles NV Public Works Spoke Patrol Carson City Orthodontics
Max Trips NV Public Works Spoke Patrol Allison MacKenzie
Max Average NV Public Works Spoke Patrol Carson City Orthodontics

Miles  * Indicates Private Business Category

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 1063.70
NDOT 574.66
DCNR EcoCyclists 353.50
DETR Cyclepaths 284.30
OTR 190.80
Carson City Orthodontics* 136.50
RCI Rowdies* 125.00
Allison MacKenzie* 120.48
NV Guard Rough Riders 100.02
Capitol Automotive* 67.00
Lumos & Associates* 61.10
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 36.50
USPS Goatheads 26.00
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 16.40

Trips

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 145
DETR Cyclepaths 134
NDOT 84
DCNR EcoCyclists 67
Allison MacKenzie* 65
Lumos & Associates* 35
OTR 25
Carson City Orthodontics* 22
RCI Rowdies* 22
NV Guard Rough Riders 15
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 15
Capitol Automotive* 10
USPS Goatheads 10
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 2

Avg Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 8.46
OTR 3.82
Carson City Orthodontics* 3.41
Capitol Automotive* 1.68
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 1.46
Allison MacKenzie* 0.83
RCI Rowdies* 0.83
Lumos & Associates* 0.51
NDOT 0.21
NV Guard Rough Riders 0.20
DCNR EcoCyclists 0.18
DETR Cyclepaths 0.15
USPS Goatheads 0.09
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 0.05

Calories Burned

 

Allison MacKenzie 4819.2
Carson City Orthodontics 5460
DCNR EcoCyclists 14140
Capitol Automotive 2680
DETR Cyclepaths 11372
Lumos & Associates 2444
NDOT 22986.4
NV Guard Rough Riders 4000.8
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 42548
OTR 7632
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers 1460
RCI Rowdies 5000
USPS Goatheads 1040
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 656

C02 Offset

Allison MacKenzie 28915.2
Carson City Orthodontics 32760
DCNR EcoCyclists 84840
Capitol Automotive 16080
DETR Cyclepaths 68232
Lumos & Associates 14664
NDOT 137918.4
NV Guard Rough Riders 24004.8
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 255288
OTR 45792
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers 8760
RCI Rowdies 30000
USPS Goatheads 6240
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 3936

 

Bike to Work Day 2017

We’re at the end of another great week of commuting to work by bike. We received some great comments and photos which you will read below.  Thank you all for making this a great and fun event! Please join us tonight at McFadden Plaza to celebrate Bike to Work Week. This is a benefit for Muscle Powered so please come out and support our great organization.

Bike to Work Week Party at McFadden Plaza 6pm – 8pm

Come celebrate Bike to Work Week where winners of the Corporate Challenge will be announced, entertaining games will be held, and fabulous prizes will be raffled. The White Hats will provide entertainment on the outdoor stage at McFadden Plaza

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Sweet Cruiser Fat Bikes will be raffled at the Bike to Work Week Party. Bike are a generous donation from Bike Habitat. Thanks Denis!

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This conscientious rider picked these of the ground. Thank you Deirdre!

I wonder if she tossed them into the fast lane?

 

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This is why we ride. Both photos courtesy of Allison MacKenzie Law Firm.

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image002Now these riders are having fun. Photos courtesy of Carson City Orthodontics

“We have had sooooo much fun riding this week and our whole team wants to continue riding after this week is over and done.  What a great event!” – Carson City Orthodontics.

That is what it’s all about!

More Rider Comments

“I broke my left pedal on yesterdays ride. I will blame uphill pedal torque and the wind. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! :-)” – OTR

“I used to ride regularly, but haven’t ridden my bike to work for 8 or 9 years!!! Since then I have thought about bike commuting, as it is a great use of my time especially with a couple of young kids, but never got my act together to do it. That is until now, and I couldn’t be more stoked! What a great way to be outside! Hope you are having a great day! Cheers.” – DCNR EcoCyclists

“Runnin’ reds and killin’ peds” – Premium Rush (2012) – DETR – Psychopaths

“How can there be a headwind in every direction that you turn?” – Allison MacKenzie

“Ready for some sunny weather🌞” – Redrock Dental Molarcyclers

“Oh the deep joy of a brisk morning ride to the south of town, as the sun rises on Freel Peak! (oh, and no traffic!)” – RCI Rowdies

“Half our team met at Schat’s and rode 4 miles to and from the office today then we all rode out to lunch. It was the first time some of them have ridden a bike that far in years and we laughed the whole time. Fun!” – Carson City Orthodontics

“My feet hurt” – USPS Goatheads

Results as of 6am

Miles *Indicate Private Business

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 574.70
NDOT 312.10
DCNR EcoCyclists 204.70
DETR Cyclepaths 192.40
Carson City Orthodontics* 136.50
OTR 114.00
RCI Rowdies* 109.00
Allison MacKenzie* 98.02
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 98.02
NV Guard Rough Riders 69.22
Capitol Automotive* 43.00
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 28.50
USPS Goatheads 22.00
Lumos & Associates* 11.40

Trips

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 119
DETR Cyclepaths 79
Allison MacKenzie* 52
NDOT 40
DCNR EcoCyclists 36
Lumos & Associates* 26
Carson City Orthodontics* 22
RCI Rowdies* 18
OTR 15
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 12
NV Guard Rough Riders 11
USPS Goatheads 9
Capitol Automotive* 4
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 2

Corporate Challenge Thursday

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View from the road

Two more days to go and anything can happen.

 

What’s happing on Friday, May 19

Commuter Convoy  7:00 am at Carson/Tahoe Medical Center
Riders will meet up at the Carson/Tahoe Medical Center parking lot and ride south through Carson City, stopping at a “Commuter Station” for a cup of joe before continuing on to work.

Bike to Work Day Coffee Stations 

Ride to any of the participating coffee shops on your
bike, wearing a helmet and receive a free cup of coffee.

 

Participating Coffee Shops:

Comma Coffee 312 S. Carson St. 7am – 8pm

Carson Coffee 1825 N Carson St. 5am – 5pm

LA Bakery 220 W. John St. 7am – 5pm

Dutch Bros (both locations) 1231 S. Carson St &  1675 E William St. Any medium drink for free 5am – 11pm

 

Bike to Work Week Party at McFadden Plaza 6pm – 8pm

Come celebrate Bike to Work Week where winners of the Corporate Challenge will be announced, entertaining games will be held, and fabulous prizes will be raffled. The White Hats will provide entertainment on the outdoor stage at McFadden Plaza

Results as of 6:30am

Miles  * Indicates Private Business

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 284.00
NDOT 152.85
DCNR EcoCyclists 143.90
DETR Cyclepaths 114.90
RCI Rowdies* 77.00
OTR 76.80
Allison MacKenzie* 67.44
Carson City Orthodontics* 58.50
NV Guard Rough Riders 42.52
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 19.50
USPS Goatheads 18.00
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 16.40
Capitol Automotive* 16.00
Lumos & Associates 4.40

Trips

DETR Cyclepaths 51
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 47
Allison MacKenzie* 36
DCNR EcoCyclists 24
RCI Rowdies* 24
Lumos & Associates* 15
Carson City Orthodontics* 11
NDOT 10
OTR 10
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 9
NV Guard Rough Riders 8
USPS Goatheads 8
Capitol Automotive* 4
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 2

Corporate Challenge Wednesday

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A couple Goatheads on their way to the office

The weather wasn’t too bad yesterday. At least it didn’t snow.  Below you’ll find the current Corporate Challenge results as of 7am Wednesday morning.  Not all results are in so the numbers may change quite a bit.

Commuter Comments:

LOVE the rain!! – RCI Rowdies

Dude! Where’s my car? –DETR Cyclepaths

Fun week no matter the weather! – Allison MacKenzie

Half our team met at Schat’s and rode 4 miles to and from the office today then we all rode out to lunch. It was the first time some of them have ridden a bike that far in years and we laughed the whole time. Fun! – Carson City Orthodontics 

 

On the Bike to Work Week Schedule tonight:

Ride of Silence

Wed, May 17th 7:00 pm
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Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, but the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. http://www.rideofsilence.org

Ride of Silence route: https://www.strava.com/routes/8726350

The results are combined.  An * indicates Private Business category

Looks like a tight competition with the NDOT Road Worriers (Okay, I made that name up but I think it’s pretty funny) and the Spoke Patrol.  Don’t count out the Rough Riders. They typically rally near the end of the week.

Miles

NDOT 152.85
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 131.00
DCNR EcoCyclists 80.50
Carson City Orthodontics* 58.50
DETR Cyclepaths 53.80
RCI Rowdies* 50.00
Allison MacKenzie* 43.26
OTR 37.20
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 16.40
USPS Goatheads 16.00
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 10.50
Lumos & Associates 0.50
Capitol Automotive 0.00
NV Guard Rough Riders 0.00

Trips

DETR Cyclepaths 26
Allison MacKenzie* 23
DCNR EcoCyclists 14
RCI Rowdies* 14
Carson City Orthodontics* 11
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol 11
NDOT 10
USPS Goatheads 7
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers* 6
OTR 5
Lumos & Associates 4
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 2
Capitol Automotive 0
NV Guard Rough Riders 0

Corporate Challenge 2017

The 2017 Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge is on!  Riders dealt with late afternoon rain keeping the tradition alive that it wouldn’t be Bike to Work Week in northern Nevada without wind, rain and a bit of snow.  We’ll post results as soon as a few more teams log their miles and trips.monday bikes (2)

Sweet rides at the Allison MacKenzie bike rack.

Monday Rider Comments

Beautiful Day! – RCI Rowdies

Rode home in light rain and it was awesome! I would not have ridden today if it weren’t for this challenge and I’m so glad I did- thank you for the inspiration! – Carson City Orthodontics

It was an omen naming the team Goatheads – USPS Goatheads

Earth Day Trash Mob Report

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Front page of the Sunday paper. Brad Coman (Photographer). (2017 April 23). Mob Scene [Photograph]. Carson City, NV. Nevada Appeal.

Earth Day 2017 was a day filled with all types of activities allowing people to show their appreciation for the planet they call home. There were marches to attend, speakers to listen to, classes on gardening, and trail work to be done. One such Earth Day activity was the Muscle Powered Trash Mob which took place early in the day from 8-9 am Saturday morning.

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In keeping with the Earth Day theme, the equipment for the Trash Mob was transported to the site via bicycle.

In a tremendous show of force, a record 39 volunteers attended the one-hour cleanup which took place adjacent to the Freeway Multi-Use Path on the north side of Carson City. Representatives from the Carson High School Mountain Bike Team (Senators Cycling) were there along with several other volunteers, many of whom have been engaged with Muscle Powered through the regular hiking and walking programs that Muscle Powered leads in the community. By the time it was all over, approximately 400 lbs of garbage was removed from the area. The Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space department assisted with the effort by taking the bagged garbage to the local dump, while local photographer, Brad Coman, took pictures at the event that hit the front page of the Nevada Appeal. All of these helping hands prove that Trash Mobs are truly a community effort.

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Volunteers remove trash that had blown up against the fence line bordering the bike path.

Trash Mobs are a monthly event that Muscle Powered coordinates. If you’re interested in getting involved, go to Muscle Powered’s web site at http://www.musclepowered.org and send us an email from the Contact Us page. Or follow Muscle Powered on one (or all) of the social media sites that Muscle Powered is on (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Please consider becoming a member of Muscle Powered and help make Carson City a better place to live, work, and play.

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Approximately 400 lbs. of trash was removed from the area.